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Sleep – The Low Dow

Let’s talk about sleep because I bet so many of us are not getting enough of it, and that includes myself. We all have those nights where sleep is merely a day dream and those days where our energy levels feel depleted and we are cranky and inefficient. There is a long list that affects how many hours of shut-eye we get and the quality of...

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Summer Fattoush Salad

Simple and fresh are the two words that describe this salad- a great summer side dish for any meal. I decided to put a twist on a classic fattoush and add some fennel and pomegranate kernels to add that extra bit of anti-oxidant effects. The fennel contains quercetin, the bioactive ingredient that ‘switches on’ the master anti-oxidant conductor, while the pomegranates contains punicalagans which has three...

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Thyroid Health – The Low Down

Thyroid health is a topic that is very close to my heart. At the age of 12, after having gained over 4 kg on a 3-week summer camp and was feeling, well let’s say, abnormally tired for a 12-year-old, I found out that I had an underactive thyroid. To be more specific, I found out that I had Hashimoto’s disease. Since then, the respect I have for...

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Commercial Juices-What To Look Out For

Commercial Juices - The Low Down I recently wrote a blog about Juicing and the ins and outs of its impact on your health. Often, juicing claims include promises of detoxification, cleansing, weight loss and more. While some juices do have some health benefits, science shows us that they are not healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables as they can result in your sugar intake sneaking...

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Eight Tips for your December Holiday

It’s holiday time! Whether you are sweltering in the summer heat, gearing up for a white winter, almost en-route to your grand vacation or visiting the infamous ‘remain here’, December is the season to be jolly. Many feel that December is the pinnacle of all that they have worked for in terms of their health and wellness goals. At the end of the year I tend...

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Summer Salad Series- Sunrise by HM Caprese Salad

Creamy. Herby. Juicy. Zesty This salad reminds me of a fresh, Italian summer. There is nothing better than a mouth-watering combination of fresh tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, basil, creamy mozzarella and pine nuts. This salad oozes lycopene all the way. By adding roasted cherry tomatoes to the mix, the anti-oxidant power of this salad is stepped up. The peppery, fresh basil has a bioactive compound known as triterpenoid, which has...

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Summer Salad Series – Barley, Kale and Grilled Vegetable Salad

Earthy. Wholesome. Rich. Aromatic With its strong Middle Eastern Flair, this salad is nothing but hearty, nourishing and delicious. The pearl barley base pushes you in the right direction for good gut health and energy with its high fibre and vitamin B content. Sulforaphane is once again in the spotlight with the kale and cauliflower, ‘switching on’ those detoxification pathways in the liver and activating the anti-oxidant pathways....

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Summer Salad Series- Rocket, Zucchini and Roast Chickpea Salad

Green. Zesty. Herby. Trendy This salad is fresh combination of ingredients, which truly awaken your taste buds.  The chickpeas provide a good source plant-based protein. Chickpeas provide all the essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks needed to make proteins in our body. The soluble and insoluble fibre in chickpeas is important in promoting gut health, as well as improving cholesterol levels and blood...

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Spiced Cauliflower In All It’s Glory

Shedding The light on Cauliflower   This versatile vegetable looks like a culmination of tiny grooved florets all clustered into one big cabbage-like flower. It is a cruciferous vegetable that falls under the Brassica vegetable family, together with broccoli, kale, cabbage, bok choy and more. It is packed with a range of nutrients and bioactive compounds that are sure to provide you with a host of health benefits. Nutritional...

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